You’ll understand what I mean by that in a minute. :)
Last week, we tried something different at our house. We took Aggie [email protected], our little [email protected] camper, out on the road for a week, just to see if we could manage to work and play at the same time. Being lucky enough to work from anywhere has been a goal of mine for years. Last week, I actually did it! :)
And that means I was STILL able to create the training that I wanted to bring to you today, even from a campground on the banks of the Swannanoa River, with a puppy by my side, cozied up inside my camper.
And what I have for you this week is really special, my friends.
As we do each week, I’m bringing you one video, one quote, one idea, and one thing you might want to try.
Here’s your 11:11 for today. ❤️
This week’s video comes to you podcast style, with an audio-only interview that you don’t want to miss.
I have long said that my bookkeeper, Susan Penner, is much more than ‘just’ a bookkeeper. Her wisdom runs deep.
So in today’s conversation, I asked her what it really means to have a “healthy relationship” with money. We talked about why that should matter to us as practice owners and healers, and what it looks like when we don’t have it.
It’s longer than usual - so if you have to break it up and listen over a few different times, do it. But do listen, because there are some SWEET nuggets all the way to the end.
This is NOT the typical conversation you’d expect to hear between a business coach and a bookkeeper. Not even close. Because we’re not typical, and neither are you.
And your relationship with money shouldn’t be either.
"Acknowledging the good
that you already have in your life
is the foundation for all abundance.”
— Eckhart Tolle
Money is magic.
Lord knows it doesn’t feel like that and we certainly don’t think of it like that. But I am constantly astonished at how life and circumstances evolve in ways that seem to be such a direct reflection of the state of mind I happen to be in at the moment.
Worried? Constricted? Nothing happens and cash flow dries up. Excited? Optimistic? New clients and opportunities appear out of nowhere and life suddenly feels full again.
But our tortured relationship with money in general, and our own especially, is just loaded.
As Susan said in our interview, “for everyone, money is shame”, and the stories we tell ourselves are a block to forming a healthy business that serves us.
We gotta change that, y’all.
Answer this question: if you and your money hadn’t spoken in a while, and the two of you decided to catch up over coffee one morning, how would that conversation likely go?
Would you enjoy hanging out with an old friend? If not, why not?
Think about that. Then try the little homework exercise I mention at the end of today’s training.
And I’ll see you next week, my friend.
P.S. Listen to the audio to hear one of my own money stories. You’ll learn about how I treated money like a bad boyfriend, and what I learned to do instead. :)
"Wendy has been a powerful influence in my life. When I started working with her, I’d been in business for years, but had no real identity of my own. I was in the shadows, wanting to do more, be more, trying to figure things out, but with no idea what to do. I didn’t have the confidence to step out and be seen, or to own the value that I bring to the world and to my clients.
She completely changed the way I think. In the past year, I’ve really stepped up as a leader in my business. With her help, for the first time ever, I am more confident, I’ve established a strong business identity, and I’m proud.
It’s a powerful feeling.
She continues to challenge me to grow in my business, and I am answering that challenge. I am constantly implementing ideas, finding new ways to stretch and grow. And I love it.
Wendy believed in me. She saw something I couldn’t see in myself, and for that, I will always be grateful!"
Karen Jernigan, Attorney/ www.KarenJernigan.com